While LibreOffice is without doubt one of the greatest alternate options to Microsoft Office, and it additionally comes with full Linux help, a Linux model of Microsoft’s productiveness suite is what’s holding so many individuals again from shifting off Windows.

And whereas it’s attainable to get Office up and operating on Linux (with some efficiency hiccups, after all), somebody says they discovered a option to make the entire thing occur on Ubuntu 20.four with out WINE, cloud, or GNOME on WSL.

Demo movies that have been posted on Twitter present each Word and Excel operating on Ubuntu 20.04, and Hayden Barnes, who created the entire challenge, says each purposes are “very usable.”

“Word on Ubuntu 20.04. Very usable on an i5-6300U with simply built-in graphics. It is just not WINE, distant/cloud, or GNOME on WSL. It is one thing else I put collectively. Next, I plan so as to add working file associations,” he says in a tweet displaying Microsoft Word on Linux.

Seamless Mode in VirtualBox possibly?

While Barnes says he can’t share all particulars proper now, he does affirm that Microsoft Office runs in a container on Linux, and it’s a full utility operating domestically with none webapp or cloud energy.

As to why he received’t present the total data on the way it made it occur, Barnes says it’s nonetheless engaged on refining the total expertise in the interim.

At first look, this might very nicely be Seamless Mode in VirtualBox, however regardless what technique is getting used, Microsoft Office on Linux is unquestionably excellent news.

In truth, the shortage of the Office suite on Linux is without doubt one of the causes so many individuals can’t make the swap to this working system, as working with Microsoft Office paperwork remains to be tough on different platforms regardless of compatibility enhancements in alternate options like LibreOffice.

Word on Ubuntu 20.04. Very usable on an i5-6300U with simply built-in graphics. It is just not WINE, distant/cloud, or GNOME on WSL. It is one thing else I put collectively. Next, I plan so as to add working file associations. pic.twitter.com/nGQ8USeR0m — Hayden Barnes (@unixterminal) April 30, 2020